Lightning strike likely cause of outage in Barrington, Sheffield

Lightning strike likely cause of outage in Barrington, Sheffield

By Hannah Shirley GREAT BARRINGTON— A power line fire on Route 41 between Division St. and Sheffield caused power loss to 677 Sheffield customers at 7:42 p.m. Thursday night. The fire was likely the result of damage caused by a lightning strike made worse by water leaking into a power transmitter. Great Barrington Fire Chief […]

Officials are hoping that Egremont School can reopen this month

Officials are hoping that Egremont School can reopen this month

EGREMONT — The Southern Berkshire Regional School District and the town of Egremont have reached an agreement to begin the process to re-open the South Egremont School, which has been plagued by concerns of lead paint since last summer. As part of the Jan. 15 agreement, the district will pay to have the interior of […]

Lenox ZBA tells 8 innkeepers rentals appeal missed deadline

Lenox ZBA tells 8 innkeepers rentals appeal missed deadline

LENOX — Eight innkeepers hoping the Zoning Board of Appeals would crack down on short-term rentals will have to begin the appeals process over after the board unanimously agreed their initial appeal had not been filed within the appropriate amount of time. Attorney Jeffrey Lynch, who represents the innkeepers, argued that the town has allowed […]

When two local therapists quit, Fairview’s picked up the slack

When two local therapists quit, Fairview’s picked up the slack

GREAT BARRINGTON— After two local physical therapy offices closed in 2018, Fairview Hospital’s Outpatient Physical Therapy office seems to be picking up the slack — but as demand for physical therapy grows in Berkshire County and supply at times struggles to keep up, Fairview’s Executive Vice-President Anthony Reinaldi said the explanation isn’t so cut and […]

Egremont chief opts for open disciplinary hearing before board

Egremont chief opts for open disciplinary hearing before board

EGREMONT — Police Chief Erik Josephson will appear before the select board in an open disciplinary hearing at 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Josephson confirmed he decided the hearing would be open rather than a closed executive session, but declined to comment further and directed inquiries to his attorney, who could not be reached at press […]

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